Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Girl's Day Out

Lovely little nut chopper in original green paint.

    Last Saturday, friend Mandy and I planned on going to a local auction.  We are both antiquers and this promised to be a good estate sale.  We were a little concerned about the weather because the forecast was temperature in the 40's.  Ok, Missouri weather in March is a little dicey at best.  It is all about the humidity and the wind.  40 degrees with dampness and wind is a lot different than 40 degrees with sun and no wind.  Well, we experienced the downside of that discussion.  We lasted two hours (even in long johns) before we decided a hot lunch and an antique store looked better than any possible bargains at this auction.  One of our favorite places in the area is "The Simple Life" in Concordia, MO. Great lunch and two floors of antiques.  We went to the car on frozen feet, turned on the seat warmers, and headed to I-70.  30 minutes later, we were shopping and lunching in the WARM confines of The Simple Life.  And guess what, we still found some bargains.

The tin candle holder, the set of hand carved boxes and the felted wool eggs were in the shop.  I made the bunny to go with them.  (Pattern in the Spring 2012 Primitive Quilts and Projects issue, by Janice Minear)

Inscription on the back of the box holding the felted eggs.
The front says "To Dan, From Carrie"

And saving the best till the last, the pin-keep.  I have been admiring these in the antique shops.  This one is satin.  I have also seen them made of velvet.
     All in all, it was a successful day, although we had to go to Plan B.  There's a lesson there.

Hold this thought....
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.  The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come."
Song of Solomon


  1. Oh, oh, do I see a spool pin doily on that featherweight?? :-)



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